Chocolate Mint and Strawberry Gin & Tonic


Relax into the weekend with this refreshing Chocolate Mint Gin & Tonic, courtesy of Phantom Gin.

 

La Petite Ferme Launches Refurbished Country Chic Vineyard Suites


Franschhoek based luxury boutique hotel and wine estate, La Petite Ferme, has launched their newly refurbished Vineyard Suites and they’re simply, beautiful.

 

Put Extra Sparkle in Summer with a ‘Mischievous’ Bubbly from Ridgeback Wines


After years of planning and tweaks to the final blend, the award-winning Ridgeback Wines in Paarl has released their highly anticipated “mischievous” bubbly. A delicate blend of tropical sauvignon blanc and daring viognier, the Ridgeback Mischief 2018 will be available in time to celebrate the festive season…and beyond.

 

This May Be The Genetic Reason Why You Prefer To Drink Alcohol, Coffee Or Tea


A new study reveals how genetic differences explain whether you perceive alcohol, coffee or tea to taste bitter.

 

3 Short Weeks to the Cape Town Festival of Beer


Each year the Festival of Beer seems to somehow creep up on us. 2018 is absolutely no exception, in just 3 short weeks the gates will once again open for a 3 day celebration of all-things-beer. It’s going to be the perfect way to kick off December in Cape Town.

 

Benguela Cove is going Italian every Friday evening in November


We all love Fridays and what better way to celebrate than to sip on a glass of Benguela Cove wine, that has been perfectly paired with a generous slice of delicious pizza, all while taking in the majestic views of Benguela Cove famous sunsets.

 

This Is the Healthiest Coffee You Can Drink


Hot-brewed coffee is no longer the only way to get your java fix.

 

Cape Town Law Enforcement destroys over 16 000 bottles of confiscated booze to make way for festive season


The City of Cape Town has dumped more than 16 000 bottles of confiscated booze this morning to make space and prepare for the upcoming festive season. The disposal is part of the City’s operational readiness plan, which takes effect annually in late November.  

 

Cheers to Summer with Rosé


The appeal for rosé continues to climb as high as the African sun and when summer hits, the first thing we do is check how much of the glorious stuff is in the fridge. Blushing little bottles of joy, beading with excitement and begging to be consumed.

 

Africa And Middle East Bars To Visit In 2019


If one were to imagine the most likely destination for a thriving bar and hospitality scene, the UAE might, to put it mildly, not come near the top of the list.

 
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